November 19, 2011

Fun at the Fundraiser

Hi everyone.

Well, here it is post fundraiser evening and what a day it was!
Had 50 ladies booked, all attended. There was lots of laughter and chatting, so I took it from that that they enjoyed themselves.

 We raised a wonderful amount for my charity,  made 5 cards, ate well, and of course thanks again to Stampin'Up! for all the fabulous product donated toward the event.

I had the most amazing help from my darling husband who sold raffle tickets, gave out door prizes, chatted, took photos, cleaned up, helped serve morning tea and generally helped all round. I even think the ladies enjoyed having him there!!

My upline Jacqui, fellow demonstrators Sylvia and Diane and 'guest' demonstrator Wendy were fabulous. Wouldn't have been able to do it without you girls.

I have just checked my emails and one guest has booked herself and 4 others in for the 'next' one which I mentioned we may have in 2012!

These are a couple of the photos to give you an idea how it all went.

Some of the ladies 'hard at work'

November 7, 2011

Regionals Fun

Hi everyone.
Bet you thought I was never going to post on my blog again!

Didn't realise it's been nearly a month since my last entry - have been very busy with classes and life in general.
Hubby and I have recently enjoyed 8 relaxing days in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast - what a gorgeous part of the country that is. Our unit was directly across the road from the beach which in normal times would have been right up my alley, but sadly the weather wasn't all that kind for the first 6 days, but we still managed to explore the area which included the wonderful Eumundi markets and took in very picturesque Maleny and Montville areas.

Our son David and his lovely fiance Claire (how exciting - they announced their engagement a few weeks back!) joined us on the weekend. We also taught Claire how to play Euchre and us girls 'whipped' the guys butts!!!  Just had to get that one in!

On the Sunday we ventured off to Australia Zoo. Oh my goodness, it has definitely changed since those early days and is a credit to Steve and Terri Irwin. The first time we went as a family Steve and Terri joined our family for a chat while we enjoyed lunch, which was such a highlight for our boys. I think the Zoo would have only been a couple of years old at that stage; you should see it now - it's huge and beautiful.

Okay! enough of me and mine!!

On Saturday, along with members of our 'Bent Ink-linations' Stampin'Up! team - headed by the wonderful Jacqui Crouch - we attended the annual Stampin'Up! Regionals held at Brisbane Convention Centre. This was my second time there, but for Dianne, Sylvia, Jo and her guest Chris, it was their 'maiden' experience.

We decided our team should wear a 'badge' to distinguish who we are, so the lovely Dianne designed our gorgeous 'Miss Bling' with only a few days notice. Isn't she just divine? Again, thanks heaps Dianne - she will be proudly displayed on my SU apron. My contribution  was that I supplied the brooch backs!!!!! big deal heh! Melon Mambo is the colour, but notice the bling and that gorgeous feather 'fascinator'!

Here we all are: Jo, her guest Chris, Therese, Dianne, Jacqui, myself and Sylvia

Thank you for visting,